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Law and legal Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship

Introduction Into DLA Piper

DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading business law firms. With over 90 offices in more than 40 countries, DLA Piper provide seamless local and cross-border advice. They believe great businesses can make a better world. That's why, every day, they help their clients succeed.

At DLA Piper, their progressive mindset challenges conventions and evolves their global legal offering into broader advisory services and new business areas. Through their deep industry knowledge, technological solutions, and diversity of thought and experience, clients embrace change and seize opportunities.

DLA Piper's ten sector groups cover the full range of business law services. Clients include multinationals, start-ups, public sector bodies and governments. Across the two leading legal directories, they have over 2,726 lawyer rankings, and over 1,277 practice group/sector rankings. Their global pro bono practice contributed over 205,000 pro bono hours in 2019 alone.

Throughout their six year partnership with UNICEF, DLA Piper have donated pro bono legal services in excess of USD6.5 million to support UNICEF’s work on issues such as child marriage, birth registration, transitional justice and international protection standards.

DLA Piper's entrepreneurial and supportive culture promotes bold, ambitious thinking and a warm, empathetic approach. Trusting, collaborative relationships with clients and each other is at the heart of everything they do.

The global DLA Piper network offers a huge amount of expertise I can tap into. What's more, people are friendly and approachable. - Shilpa Rajagopal, UK Associate

Apply now for DLA Piper's Paralegal Apprenticeship

DLA Piper's Paralegal Apprenticeship is a 2-year programme providing you with the opportunity to gain valuable legal skills working in DLA Piper's Service Delivery function, whilst at the same time working towards a Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship Certificate of Higher Education.

The Paralegal Apprenticeship programme will commence in September 2021 in our Leeds office. You will work with colleagues across the UK and International offices, meaning that you will be involved in a broad range of legal matters. The Paralegal Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with an external academic institution. Each week, you will have one day (20%) dedicated to your studies, and four days (80%) learning through practical, on-the-job work experience.

Learn more at DLA Piper's virtual event

We are hosting a virtual event on Thursday 1 July 16.30-18.00 (BST), where you can learn more about the paralegal apprenticeship, meet inspiring people from different parts of the firm and find out how to make an impactful application.

To register for the event, click here.

You get amazing exposure at DLA Piper. Everything I've worked on has had an international dimension. - Serena Eum, UK Associate
Appreticeships With DLA Piper
DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading business law firms. With over 90 offices in more than 40 countries, we provide seamless local and cross-border advice. We believe great businesses can make a better world. That's why, every day, at DLA Piper, we help our clients succeed.

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